The minimum ﬂight crew is two pilots, at least one of whom must be a Captain. In addition, a safety pilot fully qualiﬁed to operate in the right seat must be carried for base training and line ﬂying under supervision until positive release.
The maximum age for a pilot is 65. Not more than one pilot may be aged 60 years or more. Pilots with Operational Medical Limitations must not ﬂy together and must not ﬂy with pilots aged 60 years or greater.
Inexperienced (***) ﬂight crew must not operate together. To be considered experienced, crew must have completed 100 ﬂight hours and 50 sectors within 120 days of ﬁnal line check or 150 ﬂight hours and 50 sectors after ﬁnal line check without time limit. A Captain, in addition, must successfully complete their ﬁrst recurrent simulator session and a ﬁrst oﬃcer must complete a continuation training ﬂight.
At least one ﬂight crew member must be present for boarding.
The minimum crew for taxiing is a Commander and a second pilot, both qualiﬁed on type.
The commander must sit in the left seat unless required to command from the right seat in order to conduct a training detail. Captains may only operate from the right seat if they have undergone speciﬁc training and recurrency checks (see eom 4.2.2).
[ eoma 4.1.1, eoma 4.2 ]
The minimum cabin crew is 5 for the A321, 4 for the A320 and standard A319, or 3 for an A319 with row 26 removed or seat blockers ﬁtted. Cabin crew are not required if operating a non-commercial ﬂight with less than 19 passengers.
One Cabin Crew member will be nominated by the company as Senior Cabin Crew Member.
Cabin crew are considered inexperienced (i.e. ***) until they have completed 40 sectors (or 20 sectors with caveats) as operating crew. A maximum of two *** cabin crew may operate together, each being placed at opposite ends of the cabin. CC5 must not be *** on the A321, and only one *** is allowed for A319 three cabin crew operations.
In extreme circumstances the cabin crew complement may be reduced by one providing:
In general, cabin crew who have become unﬁt to ﬂy should be oﬄoaded. Under extraordinary circumstances, the commander may elect to repatriate the cabin crew member.
If applicable, it is permissible to board without CC4 provided that:
Alternatively, it is permitted to prepare the aircraft, carry out pre-ﬂight safety and security checks and board with the assistance of a non-operating crew member. The non-operating crew member must be qualiﬁed on type and ﬁt to ﬂy. If not in uniform, a high visability vest must be worn and a PA made to inform the passengers that the crew member is part of the operating crew during boarding. The SCCM must brief the non-operating crew member on their required duties and their door responsibility during boarding, but they do not need to have taken part in the pre-ﬂight brief. They must remain with the aircraft until the rostered crew member arrives and has been suitably briefed.
[ eom-a 4.1.3, eom-a 4.1.4 ]
Positioning crew will normally be booked as passengers, although in exceptional circumstances staﬀ may be carried as “non-operating extra crew”. This requires the authorisation of the duty pilot or the Network Duty Manager. In this case, crew must be shown on the crew list.
Crew positioning for a ﬂight duty may ramp transfer or remain on aircraft as appropriate.
Crew positioning for a non-ﬂight duty and entering the UK must pass through normal passenger channels and present themselves at immigration control. Otherwise crew positioning for a non-ﬂight duty may use crew check-in/ check-out procedures provided that they do not carry any goods that need to clear customs. If booked as a passenger, they must have a valid boarding pass.
[ eom-a 4.5, eom-a 4.6 ]
Flight Ops Inspectors may, at any time, board any easyJet aircraft and enter and remain on the ﬂight deck unless it is the commander’s opinion that this would endanger the safety of the aircraft.
easyJet Compliance Monitoring Auditors may also from time to time ﬂy on easyJet aircraft to conduct a ﬂight inspection.
eoma 8.3.13 lists documentation and procedures for allowing persons other than operating crew access to the ﬂight deck.
[ eom-a 4.7/8 ]
1An original cabin crew member who is now not operating may additionally be carried.